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Samba 'client/mount.cifs.c' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability


"Samba is prone to a local denial-of-service vulnerability.

A local attacker can exploit this issue to corrupt system files,
resulting in a denial-of-service condition. Other attacks may be possible.

Samba 3.4.5 and earlier are vulnerable."

It is recommended to update to the latest version of samba to avoid this
vulnerability. Due to the nature of this vulnerability, it should be
treated as:

APC Network Management Card web interface vulnerable to cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery


"The web management interface for the APC Network Monitoring Card (NMC)
used in various APC devices contains cross-site scripting (XSS) and
cross-site request forgery (CSRF/XSRF) vulnerabilities. By convincing a
victim to load a specially crafted URL while authenticated to an NMC, an
attacker could obtain credentials or perform certain actions as the
victim, including turning off the NMC-based device and any systems
attached to it. "

Important sudo security update for RHEL


"An updated sudo package that fixes two security issues is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The sudo (superuser do) utility allows system administrators to give
certain users the ability to run commands as root.

PHP 5.2.13 released fixing 3 security bugs


* Improved LCG entropy. (Rasmus, Samy Kamkar)
* Fixed safe_mode validation inside tempnam() when the directory path
does not end with a /). (Martin Jansen)
* Fixed a possible open_basedir/safe_mode bypass in the session
extension identified by Grzegorz Stachowiak. (Ilia)

For users of the 5.2 branch of PHP, it is recommended to update to
5.2.13. This version also includes 43 other, non-security related bug

Pidgin Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities


"Pidgin is prone to multiple denial-of-service vulnerabilities.

Successful exploits will crash the application or make it unresponsive,
denying service to legitimate users.

Pidgin 2.6.6 and prior versions are affected."

It is recommended that users upgrade to the latest version of Pidgin
when it becomes available. Patches have been released.